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Jones, D. T. M. , (solicitors) records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DTMNES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: D. T. M. Jones (Solicitors) Records

Short Title: Jones, D. T. M. , (solicitors) records

Creation date(s): 1544-[?1940] (predominantly 1775-1933) (accumulated 1775-[?1940])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.344 cubic metres (37 boxes, 48 volumes)

Name of creator(s): D. T. M. Jones & Co.


Administrative/Biographical history: D. T. M. Jones & Co. was a firm of solicitors based in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, established [c. 1775] by Edward Jones (?1750-?1820) of Llandeilo'r Fan, Brecknockshire. His son, Edward Jones, also worked for the firm, and in 1833 became Clerk of the Peace for the county of Carmarthenshire. Roger Jones of Talgarth, Brecknockshire, attorney, was related to Edward Jones; his brother was the Rev. John Jones. The company dealt with a wide range of estates and families in the counties of Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire. John Jones of Glanhonddu took over the business during the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by Thomas Jones of Velindre, Brecknockshire [c. 1830]-[c. 1905], who became Clerk of the Peace for Brecknockshire in 1886. By the end of the nineteenth century, the firm included Douglas Thomas Maybery Jones of Llanfair Grange, Llandovery, who continued the practice until 1933, and it was active into the 1960s.


Scope and content/abstract: Records from the office of D. T. M Jones & Co., solicitors, 1775-[?1940], including office correspondence, 1775-1840, of Edward Jones senior, 1775-1820, Edward Jones junior, [c. 1790]-1840, Thomas Lewis, 1793-1800, John Jones, 1805-1852 (predominantly 1845-1848), Thomas Jones, 1860-1897, and D. T. M. Jones, 1898-1933; manuscript books, 1744-1925, including letter books, 1859-1917; depositions of witnesses, 1736-1768; deeds and records of lands in Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire, [16th century]-1949, including the estates of Dinas, Brecknockshire, 1756-1949, the Gwynne family of Glanbran and Buckland, 1679-1882, Cynghordy, Carmarthenshire, 1843-1945, Abermarlais, Carmarthenshire, 1712-1923, the Lloyd family of Briwnant, Carmarthenshire, 1544-1927, Glansevin, Carmarthenshire, 1678-1914, the Herbert Lloyd estate, Carmarthen, 1805-1884, Jones Family of Ystrad estate, Carmarthen and district, 1776-1865, and Llandeilo and district, 1785-1882, Glanyrannell estate, Carmarthenshire, 1692-1919, and Honeyborough, Pembrokeshire, 1783-1923; accounts, 1782-[?1940]; manorial records, [c. 1830]-1887; papers of Roger Jones, attorney, 1565-1867, including correspondence, [c. 1750]-1772, deeds and documents relating to the practice and estate, 1565-1867, and correspondence of Rev. John Jones, 1738-1790.


Language/scripts of material: English, early deeds in Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence, manuscript volumes, deeds and documents, papers relating to local government, business records and accounts, manorial records, and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues are available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by D. T. M. Jones & Co., Llandovery, 1956-1962.


Related material: Related papers are NLW: Glansevin Estate Records, Brunant Estate Records, Sir John Williams Deeds and Papers (for deeds relating to Ystrad estate); Carmarthenshire Archives Service: Glasbrook Collection (for Glansevin and Brunant estates), Cynghordy Muniments, Taliaris muniments (includes Cynghordy).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the records collected by D. T. M. Jones (Solicitors) pre-date the firm's creation.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: National Library of Wales, Catalogue of D. T. M. Jones collection; Richards, M., Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

D.T.M. Jones (Firm) | Archives
Estate administration | Wales | Breconshire
Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion
Estate administration | Wales | Glamorgan
Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Estate administration | Wales | Radnorshire
Solicitors | Wales | Llandovery

Personal names
Gwynne family , of Glanbran and Buckland
Jones family , of Llandovery
Jones family , of Ystrad
Lloyd family , of Brunant

Corporate names
Abermarlais Estate (Wales)
Brunant Estate (Wales)
Cynghordy Estate (Wales)
D.T.M. Jones (Firm)
Dinas Estate (Breconshire, Wales)
Glansevin Estate (Wales)
Glanyrannell Estate (Wales)
Herbert Lloyd Estate (Wales)
Honeyborough Estate (Wales)
Ystrad Estate (Carmarthenshire, Wales)

Breconshire (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Herefordshire (England)
Llandovery (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)
Radnorshire (Wales)

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